The 19th century saw silver, gold, and even cattle hides used as media of exchange; paper currency and banks arrived later in the century. Read story.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
John, Edward, and William Diehl's grocery story was known for dazzling displays of fresh and exotic items. Read story.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
How Salsipuedes and Quarantina streets got their names. Read story.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Before the Clark mansion was built, the bluff top was home to the William Miller Graham family. Read story.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Built by the imperious Robert Odell, the Biltmore's adjunct club hosted debutantes and movie stars. Read story.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Built one of the first Monterey-style adobes in California. Read story.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Presidents have been not been strangers to Santa Barbara. Read story.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This area’s recent history begins in 1919 with the arrival to American shores of the wealthy Colin Campbell family. Read story.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The distinctive house at Garden and Pedregosa was home to Hopkins, who built Boyland at present-day Samarkand. Read story.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
After moving to Santa Barbara in 1915, Pritchett undoubtedly used his influence to bring Carnegie monies to start the Community Arts Association. Read story.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The home, built around 1856, has passed through many generations. Read story.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Cold War and the threat of nuclear annihilation — in particular, targeting Vandenberg AFB — caused many in Santa Barbara to build fallout shelters. Read story.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
An example of early urban planning, designed by Mary Craig, the street was named after a prominent Franciscan. Read story.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The look of the original building was, apparently, a matter of taste. Read story.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Originally called Associated Charities, food, clothing, wood for heat, and education were part of its mission. Read story.